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Musk Praised for 'Heroic Effort' in Coronavirus Fight

He donates more than 1K ventilators to LA

(Newser) - Elon Musk has been criticized for downplaying the coronavirus crisis and hesitating to close Tesla factories —but he may also have saved many lives. The Tesla founder, who promised to supply ventilators if there was a shortage, has now donated more than 1,000 of them to Los Angeles,... More »

Tesla Bucks Shelter-in-Place Order, Says It's 'Essential'

Automaker hasn't shut down Fremont factory yet, despite Bay Area mandate

(Newser) - The San Francisco Bay Area is under the "strictest measure of its kind" in the US amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, with residents forced to shelter in place at home for three weeks. Also included in the regional mandate from officials in seven California counties was an order that... More »

Elon Musk: Who Needs 'Annoying' College?

Tesla CEO says college is 'not for learning,' praises dropouts like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates

(Newser) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared in a "fireside chat" Monday at the Satellite 2020 space community conference, and during the Q&A portion he was asked about the accessibility of higher learning and how college could be made more affordable for students in need. Musk's answer:... More »

Tesla Bears' Refrain: 'I Got My Butt Kicked'

'Wall Street Journal' tallies losses of $8.4B this year for those betting against the company

(Newser) - "Oh damn, I got my butt kicked." That's the lament of private investor Robert Majteles to the Wall Street Journal over the recent meteoric rise of Tesla's stock . The assessment pretty much sums up the story, which explains that Majteles is one of many investors in... More »

Tesla's 'Insane' Stock Run Making a Fortune for Elon Musk

Shares rose 19% Monday and were even higher on Tuesday, making billions for CEO

(Newser) - Tesla's stock had an epic day on Monday with a rise of 19%. Tuesday might end up being even better. CNBC reports that Elon Musk's electric-car company surged as much as 20% in early trading to more than $900 a share. “I just can’t believe this... More »

Elon Musk Doesn't Want You to 'Doubt Ur Vibe'

And he's released a new song to help

(Newser) - Elon Musk got back in the studio and has a new song for the world. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX released a techno music track on Soundcloud called "Don't Doubt Ur Vibe," reports the Verge . (You can also listen here .) Seems like sites were itching... More »

Elon Musk's Girlfriend Strongly Hints She Is Pregnant

Grimes posted about being 'knocked up'

(Newser) - Claire "Grimes" Boucher strongly hinted that she is pregnant Wednesday. The Canadian singer, who has been dating Elon Musk since 2018, posted a topless picture of herself on Instagram with a picture of a fetus superimposed on her stomach and remarked that "being knocked up is a very... More »

Video: Henry Ford Probably Never Did This

Tesla's Elon Musk shows off dance moves at factory in China

(Newser) - Tuesday was a milestone day for Tesla as its factory in China delivered its first cars to customers. The $2 billion facility in Shanghai began producing Model 3 sedans a little under one year after opening, notes Reuters . The thing attracting most of the coverage, though? CEO Elon Musk's... More »

Tesla's Share Price Gets Really, Uh, High

It hits Musk's $420 milestone

(Newser) - Tesla shares got higher than they'd ever been before on Monday and while it's not clear whether Elon Musk did as well, the CEO certainly had cause to celebrate. The price hit $420 on Monday, the pot culture-inspired milestone at which Musk said he was thinking about taking... More »

Musk Points Out an Issue With Wikipedia Page

He's no investor, Tesla CEO says

(Newser) - Elon Musk said he looked at his Wikipedia page for the first time in years on Sunday. "It's insane!" Musk tweeted , adding that the page was "a war zone with a zillion edits." Still, the Tesla CEO asked for one more. "Can someone please... More »

Musk Wins Defamation Suit From Cave Explorer

Tesla CEO said 'pedo guy' tweet didn't really mean 'pedophile'

(Newser) - Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him "pedo guy" in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave last year, had... More »

Musk: Here's Why I Called Diver 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla CEO says Vernon Unsworth insulted him first

(Newser) - Elon Musk took the stand Tuesday in the defamation trial against him , and explained why he infamously called a British diver "pedo guy." Vernon Unsworth, who helped in last year's dramatic Thailand cave rescue, had mocked the Tesla CEO's idea to build a mini-submarine to get... More »

Elon Musk Will Have His Day in Court

Tesla CEO to testify this week in trial tied to 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit brought by British diver

(Newser) - Elon Musk has made at least a few tweets he probably regrets (or maybe not ), but one in particular will see him in court this week for a defamation trial. In October, a judge rejected Musk's attempts to nix the lawsuit brought against him by British diver Vernon... More »

Tesla Mocked by Surprise Troll on 'Unbreakable' Cybertruck

Lego's vehicle is 'guaranteed shatterproof'

(Newser) - Elon Musk says the orders are pouring in for Tesla's new Cybertruck, despite the onstage demo fail that generated worldwide mockery. Now, a surprise troll is mocking the electric car company with its own debut. Mashable reports that early Tuesday, Danish toy company Lego put up a promo on... More »

Elon Musk: Here's Why 'Unbreakable' Windows Shattered

It was all because of that earlier sledgehammer hit, Tesla CEO says

(Newser) - It was the smash seen round the world. Now, Elon Musk is offering new spin on why the "unbreakable" windows on the Cybertruck he unveiled Thursday shattered when metal balls were thrown at it during a live demo. That cringeworthy moment—Musk can be heard saying, "Oh, my... More »

Orders Are Pouring In for Cybertrucks, Musk Says

Customers have put down $100 for 146K vehicles already

(Newser) - Tesla received 146,000 preorders for its upcoming Cybertruck in the first two days after its unveiling, CEO Elon Musk said. A $100 refundable payment comes with each preorder, the Verge reports, which means the company has already collected $14.6 million for the electric pickup. Production won't begin... More »

Elon Musk Pays $770M for Most Expensive Windows Ever

That's how much Tesla CEO lost in one day after his Cybertruck's windows smashed during demo

(Newser) - Elon Musk's disastrous demo of Tesla's newest electric vehicle wasn't just a PR debacle—it hit his wallet big time. When the company's head designer threw a metal ball at the Cybertruck's window Thursday to show how durable it was, the window smashed; a second... More »

Here's Video of Elon Musk's Demo Fail

New truck's windows not as strong as the Tesla CEO thought

(Newser) - It was going to be spectacular. In his rollout of Tesla's futuristic truck , CEO Elon Musk had a company engineer throw a metal ball at one of its windows. The idea was that the ball would bounce off harmlessly, demonstrating the amazing strength of the windows. Except the window... More »

Elon Musk Unveils 'Cybertruck'

Electric pickup will enter production in 2021

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The "cybertruck," an electric pickup truck, will be in production in 2021, Musk said at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday. The pickup, which Musk said will cost $39,900... More »

Brexit Chaos Had an Impact on Tesla

Automaker chose Berlin over Britain for its new factory

(Newser) - One consequence of Brexit: Tesla has chosen Berlin as the site of its first European factory. The UK was under consideration, but "Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK," CEO Elon Musk told industry website Auto Express after making the announcement Tuesday night.... More »

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